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What is Cold Water Therapy & Why Should You Try It?

  • Natalie, The Retreater Founder

    Natalie, The Retreater Founder

  • 12 April 2023

  • Wellness Trends

What is Cold Water Therapy?

You only need to scroll through Instagram for a few minutes before you likely come across videos of people plunging into tubs filled with ice or running into cold lakes in gorgeous locations.

In this blog post, we wanted to dive into what cold water therapy is, why its trending and how it is great for long term health.

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How Can a Cold Water Retreat Help With Stress and Anxiety Relief?

We’re all aware that when we’ve hurt ourselves as children we’ve probably been given some frozen peas or ice to heal the injury and ease joint/ muscle pain.

Alongside reducing muscle soreness, cold water immersion can also help your immune system, metabolism, and even improve your mood. According to research by water experts, cold water immersion has been shown to promote blood flow to major organs like the heart, brain, and lungs. When more blood moves toward your major organs, it’s able to gather more oxygen and nutrients and remove waste products, such as lactic acid, and lower inflammation.

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The Advantages of Going to a Cold Water Retreat with an Experienced Instructor:

While you can practice cold water therapy at home, it is advised for the first time to try it under the guidance of a practitioner and on a retreat is the perfect way to learn more about the practice.

Check out some of the retreats on The Retreater will help to bring out your inner Wim Hof!

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